Most RequestedPrograms

The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Stay in the KnowLatest News


San Miguel WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Month
The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel County Women, Infants, Children program will host its annual World Breastfeeding Celebration.


Department of Health Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women Infants and Children clinics around the state will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Held every year on August 1-7, the event recognizes breastfeeding as the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


Advisory Council Meeting
Scientific Laboratory
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The New Mexico Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council meets to receive public comment and consider requests for formal recommendations.


World Breastfeeding Celebration
San Miguel Public Health Office
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The World Breastfeeding Celebration aims to strengthen local support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women in the community.

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryLynn Gallagher

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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